Ko Te Kawa Nui Ia He Manaaki i Te Tangata
Māoriland is committed to creating a safe environment for all our kaimahi and visitors.
The values and functions of Māoriland are derived from cornerstone principles of celebration, unity, vigilance, and respecting the mana of every person and taonga in our whare.
We ask that manuwhiri and visitors alike respect the mana of all who you may encounter.
Some of our spaces are small and lack airflow, so consider wearing a mask while watching a film. If you are feeling sick, please stay home.
Everyone, including Kaumātua and Rangatahi, filmmakers, artists and industry, and members of the public, have the right to be free of harassment, discrimination, sexism, and threatening or disrespectful behaviour – either in-person, online, or from any who are attending Māoriland events.
MĀORILAND IS COMMITTED TO CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL OUR KAIMAHI AND VISITORS.
THE VALUES AND FUNCTIONS OF MĀORILAND ARE DERIVED FROM CORNERSTONE PRINCIPLES OF CELEBRATION, UNITY, VIGILANCE, AND RESPECTING THE MANA OF EVERY PERSON AND TAONGA IN OUR WHARE.
WE ASK THAT MANUWHIRI AND VISITORS ALIKE RESPECT THE MANA OF ALL WHO YOU MAY ENCOUNTER.
SOME OF OUR SPACES ARE SMALL AND LACK AIRFLOW, SO CONSIDER WEARING A MASK WHILE WATCHING A FILM. IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK, PLEASE STAY HOME.
EVERYONE, INCLUDING KAUMĀTUA AND RANGATAHI, FILMMAKERS, ARTISTS AND INDUSTRY, AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE FREE OF HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION, SEXISM, AND THREATENING OR DISRESPECTFUL BEHAVIOUR – EITHER IN-PERSON, ONLINE, OR FROM ANY WHO ARE ATTENDING MĀORILAND EVENTS.
Kaitūao and Kaihāpai – Our support team
At Māoriland, we extend manaakitanga to our audiences, artists and filmmakers. We aim to do our best to ensure you have a memorable stay with us here in Ōtaki.
Those who volunteer their time to help make the MFF run smoothly are our KAITŪAO.
Our KAIHĀPAI – who you’ll see in front of every screening are rangatahi from the schools in our community.
We respect our Kaitūao and our Kaihāpai. They represent our community with pride. Feel free to ask them anything about Ōtaki or Māoriland.
Tēnā hoki koutou rangatahi mā, kua riro mā koutou hei taituarā mō te kaupapa. E mihi ana.
Hauora, the well-being of our audiences and artists is important to us at Māoriland. We understand that films can affect people in different ways. Having a kōrero after a film is great therapy for emotions that may arise after screenings, let the kaimahi at the Māoriland Hub know, and they will do what they can to help you.
We are committed to creating environments and presenting work that upholds the mana and inspiration of our storytellers – guided by our elders and taught by our children. We respect our audience – Māoriland is rooted in the traditions and language of the hapu and iwi of Ōtaki. It is our honour to extend manaakitanga to all who present their work and experience those presented within Māoriland.
Whether you’ve come to share your work, ask questions or to participate as an audience we welcome you to bring your creativity and spirit of collaboration.
At Māoriland, we are on our journey to Para Kore – Zero Waste. We are all kaitiaki for this land we live on – please be mindful of the waste that you create or bring with you to our festival.
Māoriland events and spaces are not a place for behaviour that is inappropriate, off-topic, disruptive, or abusive.
All attendees to Māoriland, including Kaumatua (elders) and Rangatahi (young people), programmed artists and industry, and members of the public have the right to be free of harassment, discrimination, sexism, and threatening or disrespectful behaviour – either in-person or online from others attending Māoriland events.
This could include but is not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical acts, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, or religion;
sustained disruption of talks or other events;
inappropriate physical contact.
We reserve the right to refuse entry or revoke accreditation to Māoriland events and venues without notice for those who engage in such conduct.
If you experience a violation of this Code of Conduct at a Māoriland event please contact a member of staff or email email@example.com
All violations of the law should also be reported to local law enforcement. For emergencies, immediately dial 111.